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6061 Aluminum


6061 Aluminum is known mainly for it's hardness, containing higher amounts of magnesium and silicon. This alloy's physical properties also alow for it to be formed and welded well, making it one of the best types of aluminum for general purpose use. The most common uses for 6061 aluminum are engineering and structural applications. 

 

Chemical Composition

Element Type 6061
Cromium 0.04-0.35
Copper 0.15-0.40
Iron 0.70 Max
Magnesium 0.80-1.20
Silicon 0.40-0.80
Zinc 0.25 Max

 

Mechanical Properties

Temper Tensile Strength Yield Strength Elongation
6061-O 18,000 8,000 16
6061-T4 42,000 16,000 16
6061-T6 42,000 35,000 8-10

 

Aluminum
Armour Alloys
Sheet, Plate, Coil
Screw machine parts, Truck bodies and frames, Running boards, Steps, Floors, Walkways, Platforms, Cover plates, Trench covers, Truck runways, Almost any structural component.
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